Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has expressed its resolve to continue its
struggle for freedom of press.
“May 13 is observed as day of remembrance, for four journalists, who were sentenced to five public lashes (each) and imprisonment in 1978, during General Zia-ul-Haq’s dictatorial regime,” the statement jointly issued by PFUJ President Shahzada Zulfikar and Secretary General Nasir Zaidi.
PFUJ has called for a joint strategy to achieve press freedom in the country and defeat the government’s “fascist approach” towards media.
The PFUJ leaders have urged the journalist community to unite against forces of oppression, otherwise these objectives will be difficult to achieve. “We have always fought for our rights; freedom of expression is our constitutional right and the struggle for it will continue till the end,” the statement said.
“Censorship and press advice was never accepted by our leadership in the past and we will continue to follow them in pursuit of our goals,” they added.
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